What is KCl?
KCl (Potassium Chloride), can be used in our water softening systems as an alternative for regular (NaCl) sodium salt. KCl is most commonly used in households that have dietary restrictions on sodium intake. If sodium output is a concern, please note that when using NaCl salt, a small amount of sodium is added to your softened product water. The amount of sodium is dependent on the hardness in the oncoming water supply. For example:
If the hardness is set to 15 gpg (grains per gallon), the water softener will add about 118 milligrams of sodium to each quart of water. 120 milligrams of sodium is equal to drinking one 8 oz. glass of milk.
Programming Your Softener for KCl Use
Depending on your model, you may have a menu option specifically for Salt Type. Check for this option by scrolling through the menu using the Select button:
1. Press the Up/Down arrows to choose the appropriate salt type.
2. If you do not have this setting, you'll need to add 25% to the hardness number to account for the alternative KCl salt type. For example: